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posted Feb 3, 2013, 1:56 PM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz   [ updated Nov 8, 2013, 1:30 PM ]

To continue following our recent announcement, we invite you to follow our Google+ Page:

Cairo Transport App Challenge

posted Sep 20, 2012, 5:20 PM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz   [ updated Sep 20, 2012, 5:22 PM ]

Everything started on June 3rd, a tech camp with transportation and ICT experts, from public and private sectors, and some academic experts as well. They formulated the major problems in Egypt and wrote them under 6 categories. Now it's time for developers to write code and solve those problems!
Read more about the challenge and interact with the community from the website:
And Hashtag: #TAppCairo

And the platform from which you have to sign up to be able to participate in the competition and submit your Apps:

Continue reading more and join the discussion from the mailing list:


[Non-GDG] Devoxx 2012

posted Sep 5, 2012, 12:06 PM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz

Devoxx 2012 is here and registration is now open!
When? November 12th to 13th, the university program, and November 14th to 16th the conference.
Where? Antwerp - Belgium.

Keep yourself updated and follow Devoxx on twitter:
Or you can subscribe to the Devoxx newsletter:

GDG Cairo is an official partner community for Devoxx 2012.

[Non-GDG] CSCAMP2012: Registration is now open

posted Sep 5, 2012, 3:55 AM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz   [ updated Sep 5, 2012, 3:55 AM ]

Google Apps Developer Challenge 2012

posted Jul 30, 2012, 9:51 PM by Rifai   [ updated Jul 30, 2012, 10:27 PM ]

What is Google Apps Developer Challenge?
The Google Apps Developer Challenge is a contest designed to motivate and reward entrants who develop applications that are based on Google Apps and Google Drive that are original and relevant to the developer's home region.

It’s time to show the world what you can do with Google Apps and the Google Drive API.
Developers in 6 regions across the world will win prizes that include Chromebooks and up to $20,000 USD.

Want to start hacking? 
Join our Google Apps Developer Event to know more about the challenge, how to submit and get wider look of new Google tools that you can use in your project.

Safir Hotel Cairo
22 Reffaa Street El Messaha Square

Friday, August 3, 2012.
From 3:30PM To 8:00PM.

Event Agenda?
3:30 to 4:00 Registration. Confirmed invitations ONLY!
4:00 to 5:00 Google Apps Script / Rana Kortam Google
5:00 to 6:00 Google Drive API / AMahdy GDGCairo Founder
6:00 to 6:30 How to submit your app
6:30 to 8:00 Iftar and project ideas open discussion

Have a question about the challenge? 
Google+ Event

Please note that ONLY confirmed invitations will be able to join us!

Google Apps Developer Challenge 2012 Event

[Non-GDG] BlackBerry 10 Jam Dubai

posted Jul 4, 2012, 12:33 PM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz   [ updated Jul 6, 2012, 8:58 AM ]

BlackBetty 10 Jam is coming soon to Dubai, registration from here.
It's going to take place July 10th, a packed full day of sessions and it will be a very nice opportunity to take an overview on Blackberry 10 dev. You may also get qualified to receive a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Device.
BlackBerry also offered for GDG Cairo members, a way to facilitate getting the VISA to attend the conference, just send an email to: with your application requests.

[GSA] Extended Deadline Date of GSA Program 2012/2013

posted Jun 13, 2012, 11:57 AM by Samar Ali   [ updated Jun 15, 2012, 2:49 PM ]

We would like to announce that because of the period of exams, the deadline date of GSA Program has been EXTENDED for the last time to be 30 June instead of 
15 June.

For more information about GSA Program 2012/2013 and the application timeline, please follow this post: [GSA] GSA Program 2012/2013

Google+ API Hackathon

posted Jun 12, 2012, 3:44 PM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz   [ updated Jun 12, 2012, 3:56 PM ]

GDG Cairo is excited to announce the Google Plus API Hackathon!

Do you have the talent to learn about a new API, invent a cool thing out of it, in one only day? Win cool prizes too? (Wiki:

Prepare yourself, Wednesday June 20th from 9AM to 5PM. Bring your laptop and your internet stick, it's also recommended to bring a power source just in case!

Where? Hotel Safir, in front of El-Misaha Sqr, Al-Dokki.
Prize? It's really big! come and see it in action!

This event is sponsored by

It's very recommended to read about JSON before coming.
Please note that only confirmed invitations will be able to join the hackathon, registration below:

Google+ Hackathon - Registration Form

AAC Semi Finals in Egypt

posted Jun 11, 2012, 6:08 AM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz   [ updated Jun 11, 2012, 1:40 PM ]

Semi finals are here! 60 Apps from around Africa, 4 from Egypt and it's time for selecting the final from Egypt (African semi final).
Read previous announcement from here.

The winner will receive an Android Phone, and will be able to submit his App/Course to the final round. He will get promoted as well at the Google I/O event.

Follow #aacEgypt on Google+ and Twitter, the event will be live streamed. Want to attend? Please register from here:

Please join us to congratulate the finalists from Egypt (Ordered Alphabetically):

Ahmed El-Noshokaty   Co-founder at Bosletak  ChamelonMath
Ahmed Salem  SW Developer at Etisalat Masr  Android Programming Course
Khalid ElSayed  Free lancer Android Developer  Auto SMS
Mahmoud Galal    NFC Applications on Android

The next step, tomorrow Tuesday June 12th, the judging panel is going to take place to select the best one to represent Egypt in the African Finals. More details about the competition and sponsors could be found here:

Where? Cilantro الكلية الحربية
When? 04:30 PM to 09:00 PM
The developers are invited to present tomorrow what they have done in front of our judges, but anyone from the community is also welcome to join. So if you feel yourself interested to see what they have done, and join the community judgement to determine who's going to be the winner (it's counted!), then you are more than welcome, just be on time!

Meet our judges:
Ahmed Misbah Software Development Leader at Raya
AbdAllah Zidan Senior Android Developer at Azgatech
Bassam Senior Android Developer at Mobidev

Each competitor will be given 30 minutes:
05 minutes --- Prepare the laptop and the presentation.
10 minutes --- Presentation!
05 minutes --- Questions from judges.
10 minutes --- Questions from the community.

Judging Criteria for Apps:
  1. User-friendliness (Ease of use).
  2. Relevance (Value addition to users).
  3. Innovation and Creativity (Originality of Thought).
  4. Originality of Idea and implementation (innovative, visionary, or new idea).
  5. Use of Hardware Platform (use of Android’s features).
  6. Branding (branded in a clever, catchy, or innovative way).
  7. Necessity (solve a unique problem, meet a need).
Judging Criteria for Courses:
  1. Originality.
  2. Copyright.
  3. Is there a similar solution?
  4. The beneficiaries for this material.
  5. What could be the impact for such a solution for the beneficiaries?
How it's going to work?
There will be one winner for Apps. As for courses, all criteria must be met, we may not have a winner at all if any of those criteria are not met.

Transport Hackathon - Cairo

posted Jun 2, 2012, 12:22 PM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz

GDG Cairo in partnership with The World Bank are excited to announce: Transport Hackathon - Cairo!

It's a big event that's going to take place through the next five months. Starting by tomorrow, June 3rd, a Tech Camp for IT Experts and Transport Experts. The aim of this camp is to come up with problem definitions for the problems of transportation in Cairo.

The next stages are for hackers/coders to write software to solve those problems. And as you know, it's a hackathon so there will be prizes for the best solutions ;-)

We have an official website/subdomain that you can follow for details:
And also, find us on all the social channels by those hashtags: #transporthack #cairo

Updates and more information about next stages are going to be announced later.

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